"The stories we tell have to matter--not only personally, but to the world at large." –Lee Gutkind, founding editor

Spring 2015

Issue #55, The Memoir Issue

Our spring edition, "The Memoir Issue," is big news: a special double issue with twice as many stories as usual, from places as far-ranging as Japan, Australia, the Marshall Islands, the Appalachian Trail, and Vermont.

This issue is also big in scope, illustrating thorny issues such as the power (and fallibility) of memory; the challenges of telling other people’s stories accurately; and the art of self-analysis and reflection.

Plus, CNF #55 features columns on how social media might be changing human memory; readers’ duty to wield belief responsibly; accepting the narcissist within; tiny truths; and more.

Read Now

What's the (Personal) Story? Lee Gutkind

Memoir has proven it’s here to stay. read more

The Meek Shall Inherit the Memoir Harrison Scott Key

Think writing memoir makes you a pathological narcissist? Think again. read more

Online Reading

Write What You Don't Know

Jessica Handler

"What happens when facts, for any number of reasons, just can’t be known?" more

Kelly Blevins

"Without change, there is no real progression in the arts, resulting in no real progression of the mind." more

Books

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Edited by Lee Gutkind

"Offers hope for those seeking help." - Booklist more

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The 2015 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference

Three days dedicated to the art and craft of memoir, magazine writing, personal essays & more. more

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